Page exchanged text messages critical of Donald Trump with Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, who will testify publicly before the panels Thursday.
Jeffress added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had not given her and Page the necessary materials to prepare for her hearing, saying the two had gone to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to review the materials, "but after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents".
"The Committees have not honored this request", Jeffress said.
She is facing charges of contempt of Congress after failing to appear Wednesday for private meetings with the Judiciary and Oversight committees.
The House can vote to hold people who defy subpoenas in contempt of Congress. Ryan said Wednesday the House will "do what we need to do to protect this branch of government".
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) threatened Page that he would enforce the subpoena, but has yet to do so. 'She was a part of a mess that they have uncovered over at DOJ.
"There is no basis for claims that Lisa has anything to hide or is unwilling to testify", she said, adding that the Oversight and Judiciary committees' "bullying tactics here are unnecessary".
Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress!
Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress, said in a statement that her client didn't have enough time to prepare for her interview.
Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress, countered by saying that her client is willing to cooperate but was denied the opportunity to prepare for the hearing by not having access to essential Federal Bureau of Investigation files.
Strzok, meanwhile, is scheduled to testify publicly on Thursday before a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.
Strzok previously served as the chief of the FBI's counterespionage section and played a role in the early days of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow. He said they were getting "cold feet" about testifying about what he called the "Rigged Witch Hunt" against him.
Page and Strzok are key figures in a Republican effort to discredit the FBI and protect Trump from allegations that his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign and that he tried to obstruct the investigation into those allegations. Total disgrace!,' Trump wrote on Twitter. Democrats have strongly objected to the GOP-led investigation, saying it is an attempt to undermine Mueller's probe and sway public opinion against investigators. Of the 17 team members, 13 are registered Democrats, according to reports.